Transmission

Version: 2.84 || Release Date: 2014-07-01 || License: Other Open Source Developer: Transmission Project 2007 | App Owner: arne

Transmission is a free, lightweight BitTorrent client. It features a simple, intuitive interface on top on an efficient, cross-platform back-end.

Transmission sets initial preferences so things "Just Work", while advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocking, and the web interface can be configured with just a few clicks. Macworld put it this way: "It's fast, it's extremely lightweight, and — even though it's available for a variety of platforms — it behaves just as you'd expect a Mac program to."

Transmission supports full encryption, file selection, a web-based interface, groups, peer exchange, automatic port forwarding, webseeds, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

Its code is freely available online and is licensed under either the GNU Public License v2 or the MIT License. The development team welcomes anyone who is interested in contributing code, documentation, translations, or other help.

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0.7 is out. All I can say is wow. I shied away from using Transmission before but this release is really good.

Please contribute to the bounty for encryption.

http://transmission.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1067

If we get encryption in Transmission, Xtorrent will have it as well. I think that's well worth it.

Been using it for quite a while in lieu of bigger, badder alternatives.
It often downloads quicker than the alternatives in my experience. Even vs Azureus. And as to it being banned on trackers, I've never come across it. I keep hearing about it, and it keeps working everywhere I need it to.
* shrug *

That said, I truly truly wish uTorrent would make a Mac build. Nothing has ever been even remotely as fast as uTorrent.

Okay, so 0.7 is still in development. Why is this now called 0.7? It's not out yet!

The new version 0.7 is in developement, and it looks good. Check out here : http://chucker.mystfans.com/opensource/transmission/Transmission-latest.dmg

So, I'm wondering when the next version is coming out. According to the website, their last release was on June 25 of 2006. That's pretty much half a year ago. And yet, all the releases before 0.6.1 didn't take as long to release. The only way that one would know that it's development is continuing is if you were to take a look at their nightly build section:
http://chucker.mystfans.com/opensource/transmission/

Pay no attention to the comments below the first few. Transmission is great and does work on Demonoid. The bugs to my knowledge have been fixed and it's worked perfectly for me.

All of the mentioned 'bugs' (bar one) have been fixed in the nightly version, and the remaining issue is in the process of being sorted out.

I found another Transmission bug- it somehow keeps lots of connections open in CLOSE_WAIT state. This eventually makes it impossible to open new connections so the app has to be restarted. No other client I have used has this problem.

This is BANNED on the following trackers:

oink
uknova
BitMeTV
demonoid

and virtually every other private tracker out there. What's worse is, reading the forums, the authors have refused to fix the problem over the years.

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